Horticulture Scholarships

Two (2) undergraduate scholarships for the year 2020-2021.

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

Frances Sylvia Zverina Horticulture Scholarship

$10,000 Award

This horticulture scholarship is open to students who will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study.  The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the State of Ohio and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award of $10,000 will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals involve teaching, work in the public or nonprofit sector, and sustainable agriculture.

Notes: Applicants for the Frances Sylvia Zverina Horticulture Scholarship are automatically included as applicants for the Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship. However, an award winner may be the recipient of only one scholarship.

To preview the application, please go to this link: Zverina Application

Questions: Call/Text 330-577-3772 or email scholarship@westernreserveherbsociety.org 

Application Process:

  1. Write two (2) separate essays adding anything else you consider pertinent to this application. Your name should appear as the header for each essay. The following information must be included:
    1. In your first essay write a description of why you believe you are deserving of financial aid for this horticulture scholarship, including what personal efforts you are making to meet your financial obligations.
    2. In your second essay, describe your career and personal goals based upon your academic major. It is understood that these may change over time. With respect to the mission of the Western Reserve Herb Society how do you propose to use your education, talents and ambition to improve public horticulture?
  2. Complete Zverina Online Application and Attach Essays
  3. Email Transcripts and Recommendation Letters
  4. All correspondence should have the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Please note the application must be completed in one sitting. Your progress cannot be saved.

Western Reserve Herb Society Horticulture Scholarship

$7,000 Award

This horticulture scholarship is open to students who will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study.  The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.

The scholarship award of $7,000 will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture.

To preview the application, please go to this link: Western Reserve Herb Society Application

Questions: Call/Text 330-577-3772 or email scholarship@westernreserveherbsociety.org

Application Process:

  1. Write two (2) separate essays adding anything else you consider pertinent to this application. Your name should appear as the header for each essay. The following information must be included:
    1. In your first essay write a description of why you believe you are deserving of financial aid for this horticulture scholarship, including what personal efforts you are making to meet your financial obligations.
    2. In your second essay, describe your career and personal goals based upon your academic major. It is understood that these may change over time. With respect to the mission of the Western Reserve Herb Society how do you propose to use your education, talents and ambition to improve public horticulture?
  2. Complete WRHS Online Application and Attach Essays
  3. Email Transcripts and Recommendation Letters
  4. All correspondence should have the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Please note the application must be completed in one sitting. Your progress cannot be saved.

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